A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you want to install it in a website hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't work effectively because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to employ some paid web application. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each cloud web hosting plan that we provide and you'll be able to activate it at any time with just a few clicks, so you will be able to work with script apps that require it. You are able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you are able to go ahead and set up the app that you need right away. The same section allows you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you haven't used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.